April 20, 2015 Board Meeting 7pm

Board meeting was attended by all Trustees:
Michael Peirce, Carol Conklin, Frances Catanese, Michael Henn and Amy Lloyd

Welcome Michael Henn to the board.
First order of business:
Entrance Lighting. Frances provide an update that the lighting replacement will be done by Dale Conklin and Jamie Stabl as soon as the weather holds for several days.

Pond Treatment for the summer: The addition of the aeration equipment installed last summer should reduce the amount of treatments needed. The decision was made not to renew the full contract with 12 treatments, but to have pay month-to-month and assess what will be needed.

Annual Dues: All but one homeowner has paid 2015 dues. The unpaid account already has a balance from previous non-payment. The board agreed to have the management company add this amount to the existing lien on the property, and send the homeowner an updated statement of the total outstanding balance.

Michael Henn will make more welcome kits as we have several homes for sale. He agreed to add a page with some helpful information for new homeowners such as; activities, approximate date of annual dues, and how to get mailbox staining kits.

Michael Peirce will make additional mailbox staining kits that can be obtained after May 1st, by contacting any board member. There are several mailboxes in need of staining and this kit is free to homeowners.

Reminder that the annual garage sale will take place May 1-2 from 10-2 each day. We share the cost of the advertising with The Shores.

Flamingo Fridays are back! Great time to get together with your neighbors. The board will provide a cool treat for the kids and cheese and crackers. You bring a chair, anything you would like to drink and join us at the cul-de-sac.
June 12 Westwick
July 10th Buckman
August 7th – Highgate

Final note: Michael Peirce discussed the concerns expresses by several homeowners that people with pets are not picking up after their pooches. Please make sure you bring bags when you walk your dog and as a courtesy remove your dogs waste. Additionally, dogs must be leashed when walking on any street for everyone’s protection. Please help us keep our neighborhood clean and safe for all.

No additional business. The meeting was adjourned at 8pm

Garage Sale

Dear Parkshore Residents
We will be participating with the Shores for the annual Spring Garage Sale which is scheduled for May 1 & 2. The Ad will be placed in the newspaper so just gather your items and let’s hope for good weather.

We will be purchasing paint kits for mailboxes they will be available after May 1. Please look and evaluate your mailbox and make the necessary repairs . Contact any trustee to pick up a paint kit.

As a reminder trash pickup is on Thursday which means trash is not to be placed at the curb until Wednesday evening and trash cans are to be brought back in after pick up.

We will be sending an additional email with our Flamingo Friday dates as the warmer weather is hopefully here to stay.

Regards,
Parkshore Trustees

Payment Reminder

Dear Parkshore Residents please be advised we are approaching the payment due date of March 1 . Payments received after this date will incur the $25 late charge. If you have already paid we thank you for your payment.

Regards,
Parkshore Trustees

Coyote Warning

Dear Parkshore Residents,
It has been brought to my attention that there were 3 coyotes on Waukeegan last night and another the previous evening. Those of us that have electric fences tend to just open our door to let our pets out. This could be very dangerous especially at night. Please keep a watchful eye on your pets at all times.

Regards ,

Frances

2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

2015 Parkshore HOA Annual Meeting – Saturday February 7, 2015 Orange Township Hall
Trustees in attendance
Carol Conklin
Dale Conklin
Frances Catanese
Michael Peirce
Amy Lloyd
Also in attendance : Steve Ginter – Treasurer

The meeting began at 10am and was attended by 8 homeowners in addition to the trustees.

Steve Ginter began by reviewing the financial report. The 2014 budget was able to cover the work on the retention pond, tree replacement and painting supplies in addition to regular maintenance without any increase in dues for 2015. Steve explained that the budget for 2015 projected a year-end balance about $3,000 lower than 2014 because of the expected expense from the electrical work that will need to be completed on the lighting at the entrance. Frances passed around the burnt electrical plugs that resulted from the aging wiring at the entrance. The wring and lighting at the entrance needs to be replaced as a safety hazard. The new lights will be LED and are expected to save money because of lower electrical usage and longer life of the bulb.

Dale covered the renewal of the landscaping bid. The company kept the cost the same as for 2014 making them the lowest cost provider.

A homeowner asked about paving on Waukegan. Frances recommended that homeowners contact the Orange Township Commissioners and file requests. She and Carol Conklin described how it took three years to get action on Buckman , which included taking pictures, going to township meetings and email and calls to the Commissioners.

Frances also contacted the township regarding the change in trash collection after several questions from homeowners. Rumpke will no longer offer separate pick-up of yard waste. It will be collected with regular trash and will not be recycled so there is no requirement to place it in the specific yard waste bags as of January 1, 2015.

One homeowner inquired about how to obtain additional recycling bins. These can be picked up at the township hall and are free. There is no limit and they now come with a lid. The old bins however, are not recyclable but can be dropped off there as trash.

Two homeowners complained about unsightly trash bins being left in front of their neighbor’s homes several days after collection. The trustees explained that trash bins must be put away within 24 hours of collection or a fine of $25 per day will be assessed. These types of violations can be submitted to any trustee via the Parkshore HOA website address who will contact the Management company for review and action.

Trustee Election
There were two positions up for election. Dale Conklin and Michel Peirce. Dale announced he would step down. Dale served on the board for several years and was actively involved in securing bids that helped significantly reduce costs in maintenance. The trustees would like to thank Dale for his many years of service.

Michael Peirce indicated his interested in staying on. A homeowner nominated Michael Peirce, the motion was seconded and a unanimous vote in favor was received. A request for any additional nominees to fill Dale’s position was made. A homeowner nominated Michael Henn, the motion was seconded and the vote was unanimous in favor of Michael Henn for the second seat. Welcome Michael Henn!

The floor was opened for questions and a homeowner indicated that she had discovered that in the wooded area behind Highgate/Waukegan she found a spot with extensive trash, bottles of alcohol and a chair. She said it looked like kids may be using it as a sport for drinking. We will alert the Sheriff.

She also indicated that a friend in another community down the road, warned her about magazine sales scams that were hitting several neighborhoods. She said to be on the lookout for door-to-door sales.

The HOA usually holds a wine party sometime in March or April and is still looking for a volunteer to host this event. All paper products are provided by the HOA and each person who comes brings an appetizer and beverage to share. If you are interested, please contact any trustee via the Parkshore website.

Michael Peirce shared that he is creating additional painting kits for mailboxes as nice weather will be coming soon. The winter takes a toll on mailboxes and it was observed that several are in need of repair and/or painting. The paint for mailboxes is a custom color and is supplied free of charge by the HOA. If you need a kit, please email one of the trustees. Painting and maintenance of the mailboxes is the responsibility of each homeowner.

Finally the board thanked Kathleen Peirce for the work she did to improve the Parkshore HOA website.

Meeting adjourned at 10:35 am.

Winter Newletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,
I believe winter has arrived and is here to stay for a while.
With the New Year upon us it is that time of year to send out the annual dues statements. Real Property Management will be mailing the statements out by February 1 with the payment due by March 1. Please pay by the due date to avoid the $25 late charge. The dues will remain the same $125.00 per house. We do anticipate some maintenance projects that need to be done but feel we have enough in the escrow so that we do not need to raise the dues to have them completed.

The annual meeting will be held on February 7th @10 am at the Orange Township Hall. There will be 2 trustee seats available for election . Mike Pierce is interested in remaining on the board and is up for re election and Dale Conklin is retiring from his position as Vice President . Please let a board member know by February 1 if you are interested in running for a seat.

I would like to thank Dale Conklin for his many years of service as Vice President . Dale has ably served the residents of Parkshore for several terms. Dale spearheaded the negotiation of favorable landscaping contracts that saved Parkshore residents thousands of dollars during his tenure. We thank Dale for all his efforts on our behalf.

We would like to continue the tradition of the HOA annual Wine tasting party if you would be interested in hosting this event please call Frances @ 740-816-1464 . The HOA will provide everything needed. We usually hold this event in February or March .

The new directories were mailed out before the holidays if you have not received one please let a trustee know.

We hope to see you at the February meeting.

Regards,
Frances Catanese

Trustee Meeting Minutes

Meeting 1/15/15 7pm.
Attended by:
Frances Catanese, Carol Conklin, Mike Peirce, Amy Lloyd
Absent: Dale Conklin
Meeting opened with discussion about the Annual meeting agenda. There are 2 open positions. Dale Conklin and Mike Peirce’s terms are up. Dale will not run again. Mike is interested in continuing. Michael Henn also expressed interested in running this term. If anyone is interested they should contact any one of the Parkshore Trustees prior to the March meeting.
Frances will check on March dates to hold the meeting at the Orange Twp. Office. The meeting will again be held on a Saturday as that produces the best attendance. Date to be finalized with the 2015 winter letter.
The board discussed the upcoming dues and reviewed the financial situation. The decision was made not to raise dues but to keep them as is. There are sufficient funds to cover the maintenance costs that are expected for 2015. The letter will be sent out by February 1, 2015 with HOA dues, payable prior to the Annual meeting.
Next, was the discussion of lighting situation at the entrance. The electrical needs to be replaced after two of the plugs caught fire in December melting the holiday lighting. The lighting is 19 years old and previous inquiries indicate that by replacing the electrical we could save energy that would offset the cost of replacement. The members voted unanimously to complete this work. Dale will secure bids for the electrical in the hopes of having the work done in early spring.
Frances discussed the changes to the trash service and her contact to the township confirmed that there will be no separate pickup for yard waste in 2015. Yard waste will be picked up with regular trash. She will place this in the winter newsletter.
Michael Peirce recently had his gas lamp fixed by a company who has and can correctly install the mantels. He noticed it makes a big difference to the lighting situation. He is going to check with the company that did it and see if they will offer us a discount rate for multiple houses if people are interested in replacing the mantels so that their front yard is well lit.
The kits for mailbox stain have been a big hit, but are nearly gone. Michael will purchase more supplies so that when the weather gets warmer they will be available for homeowners who need to restain.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50pm.

October updates

Dear Parkshore Residents,

We seem to be experiencing some technical difficulties with the attachment for the irrigation/aeration sign ups. The group shut off is scheduled for next weekend Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19. Please call Frances directly @ 740-816-1464 if you are not able to sign up on the web .

The Parkshore Halloween Hayride will be on Saturday October 25 from 11:30 – 1:30 . Mike Chiappi will be around the neighborhood to pick you up ( if you live on Spinnaker please drive over to the other entrance as the tractor can not drive on Lewis Center road to access Spinnaker) The hayride will stop at 6335 Highgate place where you can enjoy cookies , cider , coffee , and goodie bags for the kids that Jeanne has made for all to enjoy. We ask that parents please ride with your children . We hope to see everyone there. In case of rain we will re schedule for the same time on Sunday.

Remember beggars night is Thursday October 30th from 6-8.

Regards,
Frances Catanese
President Parkshore HOA

Fall Newsletter

Dear Parkshore Residents,

I hope you have had the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. We hope to have the hayride again this year for the children and adults to enjoy. More details will follow as we get closer to the event.

Beggar’s Night (Trick or Treat)

Orange Township Trustees have voted to change trick or treat to Thursday, October 30th this year. The trick or treat hours will be from 6-8 pm. This was a township decision and not a Parkshore decision. Any concerns you may have can be directed to Orange Township.

Directory

We will be sending our Parkshore directory to be printed at the end of the week so if you need to make any corrections please email us immediately at mpeirce@peircecentral.com. We will be mailing out the new directory in the next few weeks as soon as it is back from the printers. I would like to personally thank Michael Peirce for all of his efforts in compiling all of the data and setting up the program for the directory. It was a very time consuming process.

Group Discount on Irrigation Winterization and Lawn Aeration

Hidden Springs is again partnering with Parkshore to offer us a group discount for lawn aeration and winterization of irrigation systems. Our group irrigation shut off is scheduled for Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19. There will be 20 available spots each day for irrigation services. If you are unable to schedule on either date call Frances @ 740-816-1464 and she will find out alternate availability during Monday-Friday hours.

The cost is $50 for either service or $100 for both. There is an additional cost if your yard is larger than 120×80 feet. Aeration services need to be pre-paid as Hidden Springs will return to aerate after irrigation systems are shut down. If you choose aeration services only you will not need to be at home when they come to perform this service, simply tape a check to your front door on October 18th and Hidden Springs will collect it.

As always if you have any suggestions or concerns just contact any trustee.

Regards,
Frances Catanese
President, Parkshore HOA

Pool Party Cancelled

Dear Parkshore Residents,
Due to the severe thunderstorms today and tomorrow we are forced to cancel the annual pool party that was scheduled for July 27. If you have any ideas for another activity please email webmaster@parkshorehoa.org

Regards Parkshore Trustees